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Intrigued by digital animation? Know a little bit about Macromedia Flash but are ready to take it to the next level? The Flash Animator will teach you how to create traditional-looking animations faster, cheaper, and with more delivery options. Sandro Corsaro helps you to develop a solid understanding of the principles of traditional animation, and then guides you step by step through bringing those principles to life with Flash. Topics range from creating basic ball bounces to managing complex character design, ...

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The Flash Animator

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Overview

Intrigued by digital animation? Know a little bit about Macromedia Flash but are ready to take it to the next level? The Flash Animator will teach you how to create traditional-looking animations faster, cheaper, and with more delivery options. Sandro Corsaro helps you to develop a solid understanding of the principles of traditional animation, and then guides you step by step through bringing those principles to life with Flash. Topics range from creating basic ball bounces to managing complex character design, sound, and optimization issues. Interviews with numerous experts in the animation industry--complete with beautiful artwork and insights from feature-film animators and Web pioneers--are included to inspire you along your Flash animation path. Interviewees include: Iwao Takamoto, creator of Scooby Doo; Brad Abelson, Storyboard Artist, The Simpsons; Joe Shields, Joe Cartoon; Tom Winkler, Doodie.com; And many other influential animators. The CD contains all source files for the book's examples, exclusive animation files, and bonus Macromedia Flash cartoons. There is also an in-depth audio interview with Iwao Takamoto.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132704823
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 6/25/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Sandro Corsaro (sandrocorsaro.com)

Specializing in pure Macromedia Flash animation, Sandro Corsaro has created projects for clients such as Intel, McDonalds, MCA Records, Nestle, and emusic. Currently based in Los Angeles, he finds time for personal projects between commercial assignments and teaching Flash animation seminars nationwide. In his hometown of Los Angeles, he has given seminars for the Art Center in Pasadena and for Lynda.com's Ojai Digital Art Center.

Sandro was Lead Animator during the design phase of the award-winning Flash web site Rampt. His first short film for Rampt, Witness the End, was drawn entirely in Flash and earned him a nomination for Best Motion Graphics at FlashForward 2000 in New York. He has also earned Flash design and animation accolades from Print magazine, Shockwave.com, The Bandies, and Flash Planet, among others.

Prior to his introduction to Flash, Sandro earned degrees in both Fine Arts and Animation from the University of Southern California. At the USC Film school, he honed his traditional animation skills under the influences of great animation directors such as Tom Sito and Brad Bird. While still in college, he had the pleasure of working on the production side of two animated feature films for Warner Bros.┬┐The Iron Giant and Osmosis Jones.

Sandro was first exposed to Flash while working as a character designer at the Information Sciences Institute. He soon developed a streamlined workflow that translated his traditional skills in order to produce dynamic Flash animation for the web and broadcast environment.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 2
1 Introduction to Animation 4
Interview: Todd Uyeminami 18
2 Basic Flash Animation Concepts 22
Interview: Teddy Newton 38
3 Drawing in Flash 42
Interview: Bred Ableson 54
4 Reuse and Recycle 58
Interview: Tom Winkler 70
5 The Magic of Motion 76
Interview: Iwao Takamoto 112
6 Getting from Here to There 118
Interview: Mar Elepano 140
7 Effects Animation 144
Interview: Joe Shields 156
8 Sound 162
Interview: Russell Calabrese 178
9 A New Process 184
Interview: Edgar Beals 192
10 Broadcasting Flash Animation 198
Interview: Everett Lewis 216
Index 220
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2003

    Good stuff

    I found this book quite helpful on my latest project. The optimization chapter was pretty sweet. Not to mention the interviews. It was a nice touch, to usually dry syubject.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2003

    Missing Files on CDRom - Bad support from Author/Publisher

    I cannot recommend this book. I purchased your book, and read all the way through it. There are files used in the book that are supposed to be on the book¿s CDRom that were not on the CDRom. I wrote to the author and the publisher to see if they could send me the missing files. I received no response from either. For the price, the book is not worth it. You can get more information from a cheaper book titled ¿Flash Cartoon Animation¿ (by Kevin Peaty and Glenn Kirkpatrick) at friendsofed.com. The support at Friends of Ed is better too.

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